Located halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, Romania is the 12th largest country in Europe. Romania's terrain is almost evenly divided between mountains, hills and plains.
Although not as high as the Alps, the Carpathian Mountains extend over 600 miles in Romania, in the shape of an arch. They are divided into three major ranges. Each of these ranges feature a variety of landscapes, due to the different types of terrain (glacial, karstic, structural, and volcanic).
Overall, the delta of Danube river is a triangular swampy area of marshes, floating reed islands and sandbanks. It is a UNESCO Biosphere Reservation as well as a protected wetland and natural habitat for rare species of plants and animals. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise (especially a bird watcher's). It is home to the world's largest reed bed and hosts rare species of plants and animals, including endangered sturgeon, otters, wildcats and European mink. There are around 3,500 lakes in Romania, most of them small or medium. 
The home of some of Europe’s last virgin forests, Romania is very rich in wildlife. Apart from having the largest population of brown bears on the continent, the country is one of the few places in Europe where you can spot the almost extinct European bison, the Dalmatian pelican and some of Europe’s last wild horses. Not to forget, a shy presence on the list of massive and imposing wild animals, the Romanian hamster may just be the cutest animal you’ll see today!
Due to its varied terrain and climate Romania has a diverse flora and fauna. Over 3,700 species of plants and 33,792 species of animals can be found in Romania. Some of the most interesting species in Romania are Brown Bear, Wolf, Romanian Hamster, European Bison, Dalmatian and White Pelicans, Red-footed Falcon, all European herons and egrets, ducks, red-breasted goose, waders, song birds, and many more.